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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 04:41 PM

President Obama looking out the "Door of No Return" at Goree Island - photo


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https://twitter.com/mitchellreports/status/350350292895817728/photo/1

p.s. I think I saw another photo earlier on DU but I can't seem to find it now.

p.s.s. And here's a photo of Barack and Michelle standing in the 'door of no return': http://theobamadiary.com/2013/06/27/the-door-of-no-return/

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:44 PM

1. Here it is, Tx4obama. Thanks for keeping on this:



No return then, no return back to that.

This is the only video I've found so far with both Barack and Michelle. There is no sound, but the look on his face reads volumes. This president has come to face some of the most horrible moments from the past and present:



Obama: Goree Island - Door Of No Return - at the Slave House a 'Powerful Moment' in Senegal


Published on Jun 27, 2013

DAKAR, Senegal
- In a symbolic visit to Goree Island, President Obama today toured the departure point where African slaves were once forced to leave their homeland, bound and shackled for America and other foreign lands.

More videos on the side, a longer video of Goree Island as well as the action in Raleigh, N.C. by Moral Mondays.

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:58 PM

2. Thank you Tx~

The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Its museum, opened in 1962 and curated until his death in 2009 by Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, is said to memorialise the final exit point of the slaves from Africa. Historians differ on how many, if any African slaves were actually held in this building, as well as the relative importance of Gorée Island as a point on the Atlantic Slave Trade,[1] but visitors from Africa, Europe and the Americas, along with world leaders, continue to make it an important place to remember the human toll of African slavery.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Slaves_(Gor%C3%A9e)

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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:09 PM

3. Thanks Tx.. the history of "The House of Slaves".. the door of no return..

The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) and its Door of No Return is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, 3 km off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Its museum, opened in 1962 and curated until his death in 2009 by Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye, is said to memorialise the final exit point of the slaves from Africa. Historians differ on how many, if any African slaves were actually held in this building, as well as the relative importance of Gorée Island as a point on the Atlantic Slave Trade,[1] but visitors from Africa, Europe and the Americas, along with world leaders, continue to make it an important place to remember the human toll of African slavery

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Slaves_%28Gor%C3%A9e%29

Such an incredibly sad part of history.

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